Lesson Plan #: AELP-WLG0015
Submitted by: Elaine E. Berkheimer
School/University/Affiliation: Univ. of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
Date: September 29, 1999
Grade Level(s): Kindergarten, 1
- Language Arts/Whole Language
Duration: one hour session and 20 to share class book Description: Using the book, Cookie’s Week , the teacher can walk the children through a lesson on consequences.
Goals: To have the students predict the consequences of Cookie’s actions while reading the book.
Objectives: The students will be able to:
1. predict what Cookie does on Sunday and construct a page of a class book.
2. present their pages to the class and say how they think Cookie feels about his actions.
3. participate in a cooperative class activity to produce a class book.
4. act like Cookie.
- Book Ward, Cindy (1997). Cookie’s Week. Paper Star; ISBN: 0698114353
- stuffed cat
- white construction paper
- binding tape and clamps
- markers and crayons
Procedure: Introduction of the book:
Explain what a consequence is by talking about the consequences in the classroom. Ask the students what they do at home or in school that results in a consequence. Introduce Cookie the cat and explain that his week contains many consequences. Refer to the calendar and have the students say aloud the days of the week while the teacher points to them on the calendar. Read the book.
Each student will make a page of the class book. To do this, each student will draw a picture of what he/she predicts Cookie will do on Sunday and another picture of what the consequence would be. Each child will write sentences explaining the pictures either by using invented spelling or by having the teacher dictate. After the teacher binds the book, each student will share his/her page with the class during circle time.
The teacher will observe the students completing their pages. The teacher will listen to the students sharing their pages and observe how they act like Cookie.